Extreme makeover for two houses at Durbanville Kinderhuis

The Chas Everitt International team, generous sponsors and scores of kind-hearted volunteers pitched in this past week to completely renovate and revamp two of the 12 residences at the Durbanville Kinderhuis in the Western Cape.
The project was run along the lines of the popular TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, with the 28 boys who live in the houses being treated to a holiday in Muizenberg for five days while their homes were totally transformed, with modern kitchens and new bathrooms as well as lovely soft furnishings and even plasma TVs.
The massive makeover is second to be organised by the Chas Everitt International property group - the first having been the revamp of the Kids Haven shelter on Gauteng’s East Rand last year – and it once again attracted huge interest and very generous sponsorships.
The platinum sponsors of the project were Nebank and Cyberagent, Inside Living, Darton Plumbers, Joost Joiners, STBB Attorneys, Avis and Die Burger newspaper.
Gold sponsors included Betterbond, Dykes Van Heerden Attorneys, Ralph Stanton & Associates, Swartland Wooden Doors, Progress Maintenance, Jack’s Paints, Cardinal Carpets, Palbin Products and Langverwacht Landscaping.
Among the silver sponsors were Hamilton Brushes, Aspect Waterproofing, Addis, Catering Boyz, Decorlink and Postnet.
“And we are enormously grateful for their support, as well as all the time that the volunteers put in,” says Chas Everitt International CEO Berry Everitt. “I’m also sure that everyone who witnessed the joy on the boys’ faces when they saw their new homes felt wonderfully rewarded.
“We certainly were reminded that our purpose in doing these makeovers of children’s homes is not only to change buildings but also to change lives – and in that way to create a cycle of hope and help for others. All the hard work and the generous support of our sponsors will, we believe, make a material difference to the quality of life of the boys living in House 11 and House 12 at the Durbanville Kinderhuis - and on the way they, in turn, interact with others throughout their lives.
“Consequently, we would like to appeal to other companies and sponsors now to follow the lead and roll up their sleeves to help renovate the other 10 residences at the Kinderhuis.”
Issued by Chas Everitt International

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